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April 30, 2004
Evidence that demands a spiritual verdict

EDITOR: The uniqueness of a best defence is its ability to appeal to the intellectual and spiritual integrity and not pandering the arrogance of man. It can be everything or nothing!
Let me apologise to my readers for a long absence. This was due to the long illness of my husband, mechanical problems with my computer (“give me a new one nah”) and my search for spiritual wisdom (you may have noticed the new addition to my name; not only am I a spiritual mother but a messenger and watchman in God’s kingdom. These are among the many gifts I have received.{{more}}
The best defence of the Spiritual Baptist faith is a clear, simple presentation of the claims of Jesus Christ who is the foundation of the Spiritual Baptist faith.
Philosophically, though, either the Spiritual Baptist is a true Christian church or it is not! Suppose you believe that the Spiritual Baptist faith is a true Christian church and as a result you live a true Christian life, then if the Spiritual Baptist is a true Christian church, you who are Spiritual Baptists will enjoy true spiritual fulfilment and eternal bliss.
So even if the Spiritual Baptist faith turns out to be just an indigenous heritage of mixed African culture and nothing more, you will not lose anything because you are living a true Christian life.
But suppose you don’t believe that Spiritual Baptist is a true Christian faith and you don’t live a true Christian life as a Spiritual Baptist; or you continue to blindly ridicule and judge the Spiritual Baptist wrongfully; if it is not a true Christian church you will lose nothing, but if it is a true Christian church, you will suffer eternal damnation for continually living in sin and for persecuting God’s church and its people.
So it is rational and prudent not to judge any religion by its cover but to have logical/factual information of its operation and beliefs. For there is only one God and one mediator between God and man and it is the king Christ Jesus. He himself declared, “I come not to condemn the world but to save it.” Let us respect each other’s faith, for with God, there is no respect of persons. And if God is for you, who can be against you?

Mother Phyllis
Ralph Browne